Our Staff

Preschool Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Lexie Cathcart and I will be your child’s Preschool Teacher this. I have spent the last 20 years teaching kids in many different settings. Gymnastics, dance, preschool, and daycare. I have a passion for working with kids and love to help them learn! My husband, John, and I have 3 kids. Zoe 15, Dakota 12, and Katana who is 4 years old. We also have dog named Dexter and a cat named Artemis.

I attended Central Michigan University on a full ride gymnastics scholarship. While there, I took many early elementary education classes, but decided to settle on the path of  an art degree with a major in Photography and a minor in Art History. As the years passed and school was a distant memory I found my way back to education! I am passionate about and love working with kids! 

  • Food: Tacos
  • Beverage: Coffee
  • Desert: Anything with lots of chocolate
  • Color: Green
  • Sports: Gymnastics and Hockey
  • Animal: Zebra
  • Quote: Kindness changes everything!
  • Hobbies: Photography, bike riding, gardening, being outside, and reading.



Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Amber Lewis and I will be your child’s Kindergarten teacher this year!  I have lived here in South Dakota for 6 years and love the Black Hills area. My husband and I love the Black Hills and enjoy the outdoors whenever we get the chance! We have two wonderful boxers who keep us active. 

Family brought me back to the Black Hills where I attended Black Hills State University to pursue a degree in Early Elementary Education. I graduated in the Spring of 2018 and have been teaching Kindergarten at Learning Tree since then. I love working with kids and seeing them grow and learn with excitement!

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  • Food: Chicken
  • Beverage: Coffee
  • Book: Wonder
  • Color: Purple
  • Sports: Gymnastics 
  • Animal: Dogs and Turtles
  • Quote: Why fit in when you were born to stand out!
  • Hobbies: Crocheting, playing cards and games with my family